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Colon Cancer/tubular adenoma with focal high grade dysplasia


My Husband of 40 years of age was diagnosed with tubular adenoma with focal high grade dysplasia WITH OVER 50-100 Polyps. We already had 2 Colonoscopy done by a GI and was told that the only treatment was the removal of the whole colon... Is this correct or do you have any other suggestions. We have also scheduled a Genetics test due to the fact that his dad died at the age of 45 of a tumor in the head and his sister died at the age of 31 of Hodgkins. Please give me any info on this? What are the recovery rates?

Yes what you have been told is correct. Does your husband have any colon cancer cases in his family? If he has there may be familial colon polyposis (an inherited condition with many polyps in the colon - like how you describe his colon) there as well. So many colon polyps do give him a high risk of developing colon cancer in a not too distant future. So the sooner his colon is removed the better. The high grade dysplasia of his removed adenoma confirms this risk. For the rest we have to wait for the result of your genetic evaluation. If no cancer has yet developed in his colon all his colon cancer risks should disappear when his colon is completely removed. In an otherwise healthy person at his age such a surgery should not be too demanding or risky. Good luck!

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience with regards to this cancer.


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